The words exciting and flair does not normally go with Aussie Super Rugby, but low and behold that is just what we got in the first match between the Waratahs and Reds on Friday.
The home side got the win for the first time over the Waratahs in seven years when them beat them 32-26.
It was a fast start by the Reds as Liam Wright got over for the first try of the match and a lead for the home side. With Hegarty converting the try they took a n early 7-0 lead in the game.
After showing some patience, the Tahs kept possession for 12 phases before prop Harry Johnson-Holmes got over the line to level the score at 7-all.
The Reds then scored two tries through Filipo Daugunu and McDermott to take a 12-point lead in the match.
Two penalties from Harrison reduced the lead off the Reds to only six points at the break.
The Tahs started well in the second half with Harrison lading another two penalties before with a brilliant reversed pass by Swinton who founded Maddocks who burst through to get over under the sticks.
This gave the Waratahs the lead in the game.
The Reds eventually got their hands on the ball and got Wilson over to take the lead again.
The Waratahs level the scores again from a penalty but two late penalties by O’Conner sealed the win for the Reds.
Reds: Tries: Liam Wright, Filipo Daugunu, Tate McDermott, Harry Wilson Conversions: Bryce Hegarty (3) Penalties: James O’Connor (2)
Waratahs: Tries: Harry Johnson-Holmes, Jack Maddocks Conversions: Will Harrison (2) Penalties: Harrison (4)
|July 3, 2020||11:05 am||Super Rughy AU||Super Rugby AU||90'|